Originally Posted by Fiveslide
This. These live Wells are usually designed to fill up and equalize with the water level outside the boat, then water stops coming in. If the top of the live well is below the water line then you have an issue, but I highly doubt that is the case.
If above the waterline level that part of the setup could be ok.
On my Whaler I kept them plugged anyway.
Depending on the age, design and quality of components of the boat, a bigger issue might be the servicability of the connection between the live well and the hull
. Is there a hose? Is it double clamped? Is it cracked? How old is it? Is the through hull
strong? Is there a seacock? Can you even access the space where all that would reside? All that would be keeping me awake at night if the boat is in the water....